We’ve had a massive decline in gun violence in the United States. Here’s why.

This whole article is mind blowing, but check this piece out. Apparently, there’s less gun crime because there’s less lead. LOL! I know there have been ammo shortages, but usually only after some politician decided to try to ban guns again. When that isn’t going on… I haven’t had an issue getting ammo, even odd calibers. So something tells me it isn’t the lead. But hey, whatever the leftists need to tell themselves to make themselves believe they are right.

4. Less lead

David Bauman/the Press-Enterprise via AP

Besides alcohol, lead is another substance that has been shown to make humans more aggressive. Lead is toxic, and it can affect the behavior of children who are exposed to the metal while their brains are still developing. After the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970, refiners were required to sell unleaded gasoline. Jessica Reyes, an economist at Amherst College, has argued that the children born after that law took effect breathed in less lead from car exhaust and that their brains were healthier as a result. She has estimated that the removal of lead reduced violent crime by no less than 56 percent. Other researchers are skeptical that lead could have caused such a large decline in U.S. violence, but many agree that the Clean Air Act had some effect on crime.

Full article: We’ve had a massive decline in gun violence in the United States. Here’s why. – The Washington Post

Advertisements

Comments are closed.